Saturday, March 06, 2004


Before the topic -- and the link -- fades too far into the past, it’s worth making an addendum to an earlier post about the economic trap of “offshoring” jobs to countries where people will work more cheaply than in the United States.

As some may recall from a Jan. 8 post, U.S. industrial leaders say the nation has to keep up in “innovation and education” to battle the outsourcing trend. In other words, we need more math and science education.

But the Bill Gates tour of our Meccas of math and science reported March 1 showed that students are increasingly rejecting these fields because they doubt when they graduate they’ll have jobs. Back to you, industry.

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